America, God Has Given You Over

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It seems that everyone’s attention is on the upcoming presidential election this November. Everywhere you look, people are focussed on the two candidates in the race. The grandiose personas of both people are clouding the issues most important to Americans. Behind the candidates, their campaigns, and even the important issues of the day, there is one factor that is being ignored. This factor is so monumental and critical to America’s future, obscuring it for so long has brought us to the tipping point. This nation kicked the Lord God out decades ago and now judgement is forthcoming. America, God has given you over.

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.  Romans 1:28-32

Although this nation was founded on godly principles, we hardly resemble the same country birthed only two hundred forty years ago. That period of time is just a millisecond compared with the lifespan many nations and kingdoms both past and present. Americans are relying on the continued blessing from God on a wicked and perverse nation that is a mere shadow of it’s former self regarding honor to the Creator.

As the beautiful song goes: America, America, God shed His grace on thee. Indeed, there was a time in history when the Lord seemed to be blessing our nation. This is conjecture on my part but perhaps this apparent blessing was because of a number of the following factors.

From it’s inception, the U.S. and for the most part, it’s leaders have honored God in our words and deeds. Many of our founding documents give glory to God and His word. This nation has historically been a safe haven for a great number of the world’s Jewish population. For approximately two hundred years, America has honored the institution of marriage, the sanctity of life, and the place of God in our institutions. Much has changed in just five short decades, so much in fact that practices once widely considered unthinkable are now protected and even applauded.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:24-25

In the 1960’s, we had the sexual revolution and the birth of the so called Women’s Liberation Movement. In 1962 the Supreme Court ended prayer in public schools. In the late 1960’s we had the birth of the drug culture. In 1973, Roe v. Wade legalized abortion and in just forty three years, we have viciously murdered at least 54 million babies. Seven appointed Supreme Court Judges made the wholesale slaughter of unborn children permissible and the practice is now widely viewed as “women’s health care.” abortion-murder

The sexual revolution in the 1960’s birthed another revolution. The homosexual movement has transpired over several decades and now the lifestyle is not only widely accepted now, but greatly applauded and celebrated by many. The LGBT movement is militant, mobilized, and at war with anyone who stands in their way.

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. Romans 1:26-27

There is another factor in God’s giving America over. As a believer it pains me to say this and i’m not in anyway employing dramatics when I tell you that I believe the American church as a whole is also coming under judgement if not there already. For the most part, mainline denominations are dead and their membership numbers are in sharp decline. I don’t believe it’s any coincidence that the championing of liberal social issues, the wide spread acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle, and even placement and ordination of homosexual ministers has led to the demise of these once thriving God honoring churches.

Whats worse is now we have ‘leaders’ in the evangelical churches promoting the soft sell, seeker sensitive, purpose driven, ecumenical false gospel. Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Tony Campolo, and Andy Stanley are just a few of the men who are unfortunately revered by many in evangelical leadership. If  the evangelical leadership including many pastors can’t see through obvious deceivers like these men and instead emulates them, we are in deep trouble.

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Judgement begins in the house of God and it may not be the obvious catastrophic judgement one would expect. These men’s ‘movement’s’ may appear to be prospering given the numbers involved. The Bema Seat Judgement may reveal it was indeed all about the numbers, not winning and discipling souls. By and large, we have an apathetic apostate false Christianity in America cleverly disguised as true Christianity and many are following a different Jesus.

For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 1:Peter 4:17

We have two presidential candidates to choose from. One is a habitual liar who leaks national security information to our adversaries and the other is sexually immoral and slanderous. There is a lot of talk even among Christians about the lesser of two evils. That is now a non issue. My hope and security is not in America, it is firmly in Jesus.

The bottom line is this, God didn’t spare the ancient Canaanite nations surrounding Israel who were sacrificing babies. He didn’t spare Babylon when it defiled His holy items from the temple. He didn’t spare Israel when after repeated warnings, they continued to worship false gods right up to 586 BC. He didn’t spare Israel a second time in 70 AD after Jesus’ repeated warnings.

My question to all of us is this: If God didn’t withhold judgement from all of these nations including many I didn’t list. If He didn’t spare Israel and judged her for unfaithfulness to Him, what make us think God will spare the United States? There is no biblical precedent or reason to believe we won’t be judged. I’m not a prophet and won’t say, “Thus saith the Lord” unless He says. So I don’t know when judgement is coming. I simply believe that it is certain and may in fact be in it’s beginning stages.

The U.S. is murdering millions of babies annually and legalizing gay marriage. We have kicked God out of our society, schools, and public square, yet we run to Him for help like a genie in a bottle after a horrific national calamity strikes. How can our Congress sing God bless America on September 11th at the Capitol steps, then turn their back on Him while legislating on the floor of the same Capitol? Wanting God to help doesn’t last long and before we know it, apathy and indifference towards Him sets in yet again. Many of our churches are apostate and it’s probable that millions professing American Christians are worshipping a completely different Jesus. The good news is that God always has a faithful remnant woven throughout many churches, across America, and around the world.

I love America because it’s my home. My hope, desire, and longing is for my eternal home though. Heaven is my real home and I’m simply passing through. With that in mind, shouldn’t Christians look at the November election and even America’s future differently? No one leader is going to,” make America great again.” No one leader is, “for America” as the other one says. Voting is a right and privilege so do what you wish with that. We should pray for those in authority as the Bible commands. We should pray for our nation to turn toward God. Beyond that, we are citizens of a heavenly kingdom and we should live here as such. Your party affiliation and patriotism pales in importance to how you should be living for Jesus.

With the little time we have left before Jesus’ return, we should be evangelizing and making disciples. What we do for Him is the only thing that will matter in 100 years. Knowing that America has thumbed it’s nose at God by allowing the mass murder of the un-born, defiling the marriage covenant, and sanctioning gay marriage, it has not only opened itself up for God’s judgement, it’s begging for it. It’s time for true Christians to live for Jesus with renewed boldness because this nation is coming under judgement and America has been given over.

All for Him,

Howard

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About Howard Green
Howard uses end time Bible Prophecy to proclaim the gospel and to exhort believers. He focuses on end time prophecy because it points to repentance, salvation, and holy living through Jesus. 2 Peter 3:11 What sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God...
  • GREG DUKE

    Amen Howard ! Once again, you are right on it brother ! I was born the first time in the late 50s and born again in 1992. The prophecies then were earthquakes and famines, of course the rebirth of Israel and the forming of the European Community. Then George H W Bush said the words….New World Order. We knew we were on a roll then !!
    And now, the prophecies are so abundant that we can hardly keep track of them. Every day something new.
    Since the election, it seems the conservative side seems to think that everything is gonna be ok now. Ringing in my ears and on my heart is the phrase “when they say peace and safety… sudden destruction comes upon them”.
    Maybe, Trump…by the grace of God….will buy us a little more time to snatch a few more souls from the fire. We have work to do because that Day is fast approaching.
    Thanks for your work and may God richly bless you !!

  • Zoe

    Your article is spot on, but you forgot to mention the breakdown of the family. Divorce and remarriage is the gate to all these other problems. When women wanted out of the home to seek a career adultery skyrocked. Now it is much more difficult to find an intact family even in the church. God hates divorce and calls remarriage adultery and the church is up to its neck in this sin. The church stands and condems homosexuality (rghtly so) but celebrated adultery. Hypocracy at its highest. And if you say Jesus said a man could divorce his wife if she commits adultery I say please give 10 verses that support that stance. The Bible records 5 times that anyone who divorces a spouse and marries another while the convenat spouse is still living commits adultery and the seventh command says thou shall not commit adultery. We are reeping what we have sown. Broken families, broken churches and broken a broken nation.

    • Thanks for the excellent comment Zoe. Yes, the breakdown of families, adultery, and divorce have devastated our society. What’s more, apostate churches rarely confront someone breaking their marriage covenant. I mention the damage infidelity and divorce inflicts on people in previous articles. I believe the root cause is sexual immorality which leads to covetousness, lust, and fornication. I touch on this in a recent article
      http://concerningthetimes.com/flirting-with-jezebel/
      Blessings

  • AMERICA DIED the day she allowed Barak Hussein Obama in our whitehouse. 0bama and Hellary clinton have spent 7 years burying our nation. That is a fact. Another fact is – its our SIN as a nation – our laws distancing themselves from the Almighty and His ways. June 2015 was the last nail in our coffin. Leviticus 18

    HELLary Clinton back in our whitehouse again will seal our national buriel. Nuclear war, govt doing to all christians all Jews here what Hitler did to them.

    Can Donald J. Trump bring America back? Not without GOD. Not without reversing much of whats been done in our laws over decades – from taking bible out of schools – from the slaughter of our babies (abortion) – to reversing the legalizing of the filthy shameful homosexual perversions.

    President Donald Trump may be able to STOP this train to hell for a short season, GOD would give him time to reverse decades of poking our finger in Gods Eye for decades. Will he? No one knows.

    The possibility of nuclear bombs on American cities BEFORE NOVEMBER 8 is very real. Obama has done all he could for 7 years to start world war 3. HE WANTS WAR WITH RUSSIA and Putin is now angry enuf and is preparing his nation for nuclear war with us.

  • Arizonan

    Howard, I couldn’t have said it better. Having grown up in the 50’s, I can’t remember it being so bad. The earthquakes , volcanos, floods, tornados , hurricanes and more, were never seen like they are today. Truly the Lord has been warning us and we are NOT getting the message.

    • It’s a very biblical point you make. You (we) can’t remember it being so bad because it wasn’t As believers living in the end times, we are seeing the same things observed for centuries like natural disasters, wars, etc. The difference now is they are happening more frequently with greater intensity……like birth pains the Lord compares them to. Blessings

      • Arizonan

        Believers in the end times…..well you hit the nail right on the head. Truly we live in the very last of the last days…..